Climate Friendly Cuisine:
Food Service Guidance and Best Practices for a Healthy Planet

Agenda (8am – 6pm)

Breakfast and Networking (8am – 9am)

  • Get to know other food service professionals and fuel up for the day ahead.

Morning (9am – 11:30am)  

  • Welcome Address
  • Keynote Presentation: Chef Traci Des Jardins
  • Climate Change 101
  •  Meet the Plant-forward Diet* (Speaker Panel)
    Dive into the environmental and health benefits of a plant-forward diet and learn how to incorporate these changes into your menu.

Lunch and Networking (11:30am – 12:30pm) 

  • Continue to build professional relationships over a sustainable, plant-based lunch

Afternoon (1pm – 4pm)      

  • “Chew-sing" the Right Ingredients: How to Source Food Sustainably (Speaker Panel)
    Get the scoop on sustainable purchasing, sustainable packaging, and a low carbon lifestyle.
  • The End of Food Waste (Speaker Panel)
    Learn different ways to help control and eliminate food waste at your facility, from prevention to recovery.
  • Participant Pledges to Adopt Sustainable Food Service Practices
  • Closing Remarks

Evening (4pm – 6pm)

  • Exhibit Hall
    This portion of the program is open to the public. A ticket to the conference is not required for entry. Meet and learn from representatives from businesses with sustainable food products and services. 
  • Networking and refreshments

*Plant-forward = emphasizing and celebrating, but not limited to, plant-based foods